Translation of ship in Spanish:

ship

Pronunciation: /ʃɪp/

noun/nombre

  • barco (masculine), buque (masculine), embarcación (feminine) [formal] a sailing ship un velero a passenger ship un barco or un buque de pasajeros a container ship un buque portacontenedores on board ship a bordo to abandon ship abandonar el barco a ship of the line [archaic] un buque de guerra the ship's company la tripulación the ship's doctor el médico de a bordo like ships that pass in the night como extraños to run a tight ship ser* muy eficiente when my ship comes in o home cuando me toque la lotería

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-pp-)

  • 1 1.1 (send by sea) enviar* or mandar por barco I'm having my trunk shipped out voy a mandar el baúl por barco 1.2 (send) enviar*, despachar we ship goods anywhere in the country enviamos or despachamos mercancías a cualquier parte del país
  • 2 (take on board) [passengers/goods] embarcar* to ship oars (in rowing) subir or levantar los remos to ship water hacer* agua

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-pp-)

  • (serve aboard a ship) trabajar como tripulante I shipped aboard as second mate in Singapore me embarqué como segundo oficial en Singapur

Phrasal verbs

ship off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 [goods/freight] despachar, expedir* 1.2 (send away) [son/daughter] despachar [colloquial/familiar]

ship out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento enviar* or mandar por barco 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio embarcar(se)* he shipped out to Hawaii (se) embarcó para Hawai

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